Defense bolsters MU men's basketball team

It seems like with each game, the MU men's basketball team is adding a new wrinkle to its defensive scheme.

Church opens doors for Christmas celebration with international flavor

On Sunday, American and international families gathered at the International Community Church to sing carols in different languages, enjoy exotic food, watch a movie about the origin of Christmas and celebrate homeland traditions.

Pinkel gets $550,000 raise and contract extension

MU Coach Gary Pinkel's new contract guarantees him $1.85 million a year. The raise marks the second season in a row that he has earned a pay raise.

Slow going

A winter snowstorm on Saturday made traveling in Columbia a bit slower than usual.

TREE: A gift to always return

By dropping your tree off at one of two city mulching sites, you can help give the gift of improved wildlife and plant habitat to the region.

A life in pipes

Henry Liu has spent his career learning to compress and transport solids, like coal, paper, and grass. That compression led him to a new product - an environmentally friendly brick.

Retired MU professor develops a brand new brick

Henry Liu, a former MU professor, is working to reinvent the brick. His invention, which won awards and attention nationally, is predicted to be environmentally friendly and cheaper than clay bricks.

Parents ambivalent about using video game ratings

Results of a research study show that most parents are unaware of how the video game rating system works and feel that they know little or nothing about it.

Group hopes to stem underage gambling

The Missouri Gaming Association is looking to raise awareness of underage gambling by offering scholarships to high school seniors. The 2008 contest, Project 21, is calling for student submissions in the form of articles, posters or videos addressing the issue of underage gambling.

A trip back in time

The souvenir shop off Interstate 70 offers items reminiscent of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Blunt, Nixon compete to appear tough on illegal immigrants

Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates are competing in a one-up-manship contest to appear tough on illegal immigrants. But their attention to the issue may be disproportionate to the actual problem.

Family dispute leads to gunfire

A teenager was arrested Saturday on suspicion of firing a handgun into her mother’s home in central Columbia.

U.S.-Iran relations still tenuous

Whether the U.S. and Iran can repair its relationship is an open question despite recent developments.